1. Daniel Craig Drops Out Of 'Blindness'

    By Devin Zydel on 2007-05-22

    The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Daniel Craig has dropped out of the 2008 drama Blindness, to be directed by Fernando Meirelles and co-starring Julianne Moore.

    The film, based on the novel of the same name by Jose Saramago, tells the tale of an epidemic of blindness in an unnamed European city.

    Meirelles is currently meeting with actors to take on the lead role of a doctor who is the only man who can see in a village where everyone else is suddenly struck blind. Craig was in talks for the role, but dropped out likely as a result of his many other current and upcoming projects, which include The Golden Compass, I, Lucifer, Defiance, Flashbacks Of A Fool and his return as 007 in Bond 22.

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